Dr Chiara Candelise is an experienced energy economist and policy specialist. Her research interests:
- Energy economics and policy
- Techno-economic analysis of energy technologies, in particular solar
- Distributed generation and grid integration
- Sustainable energy system transitions
- Community energy and crowdfunding
Interested in cross disciplinary research in the field and with a forward looking interest into sustainability transitions and large scale changes in socio-economic and technical systems.
Leading UK expert on techno-economic, market and policy analysis of solar technologies, contributed to several research project in the field. Currently working on economic and technical conditions and challenges for successful integration of PV deployment within the UK electricity system.
Also working on emerging business and financing models for the deployment of renewables and energy efficiency, with a focus on community projects and shared ownership approaches. Leading expert on crowdfunding as innovative and potentially disruptive alternative finance tool and its application to the energy sector.
Strong track record in delivering high impact publications and research output and contributions to the energy policy debate.
In her background work experience as economist at both private and public institutions, including the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
- PhD Energy, Imperial College London, UK
- MSc Economics, University College London, UK
- BSc Economics, Bocconi University, Italy (4 year MSc equivalent degree)
- 2014-to date: Marie Curie Research Fellow, IEFE, Centre for Research on Energy, Environmental Economis and Policy, Bocconi University
- 2014: Founder and CEO, Ecomill, equity crowdfunding platform with a focus on energy
- 2013-to date: Research Fellow, Imperial Centre for Energy Policy and Technology. Imperial College London
- 2011 - 2012: Research Associate, Imperial Centre for Energy Policy and Technology. Imperial College London
- 2009 - 2011: Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh. PV Supergen Consortium – PV Materials for the 21st century
- 2003 – 2005: Defra (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs), London, UK. Environment Policy and Economics division: Air quality, Chemicals and Pesticides Branch and Climate Change Branch,
- 2000 -2001: Caboto Holding SIM, Asset management firm, Research Department, Milan, Italy
- 2001: Erculea Resine S.p.a., Medium size firm producing plastic pipes, Cosenza, Italy
- 2000: UNDP (United Nationl Development Program), Karakol, Kyrghystan
Westacott P, Candelise C, 2016, Assessing the impacts of photovoltaic penetration across an entire low-voltage distribution network containing 1.5 million customers, IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol:10, ISSN:1752-1416, Pages:460-466
et al., 2016, Off-grid solar photovoltaic systems for rural electrification and emissions mitigation in India, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol:156, ISSN:0927-0248, Pages:147-156
et al., 2014, ESCO business models for biomass heating and CHP: Profitability of ESCO operations in Italy and key factors assessment, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol:30, ISSN:1364-0321, Pages:237-253
Candelise C, Winskel M, Gross RJK, 2013, The dynamics of solar PV costs and prices as a challenge for technology forecasting, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol:26, ISSN:1364-0321, Pages:96-107
Candelise C, Winskel M, Gross R, 2012, Implications for CdTe and CIGS technologies production costs of indium and tellurium scarcity, Progress in Photovoltaics, Vol:20, ISSN:1062-7995, Pages:816-831
Candelise C, 2016, The application of crowdfunding to the energy sector, Crowdfunding for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Business Science Reference, Pages:266-287, ISBN:9781522505686
Candelise C, 2015, Solar Energy, an untapped growing potential, Global Energy: issues, potentials and policy implications, Editor(s): Ekins, Bradshaw, Watson, Oxford University Press